trench fever


trench fever

noun

Definition of TRENCH FEVER

:  a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana syn. Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)

First Known Use of TRENCH FEVER

1915

trench fever

noun \ˈtrench-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRENCH FEVER

: a disease that is usually marked by fever and pain in muscles, bones, and joints and that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella quintana synonym Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus)

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